The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a subcompact two-row crossover that offers buyers at dealerships like the Cottonwood Chevrolet dealer a smaller and more economical alternative to the Chevrolet Blazer. The Trailblazer has a spacious interior, with a small footprint that makes it easy to maneuver and park. The Chevy Trailblazer’s high roofline allows taller passengers to comfortably ride in the back seat. There’s a long list of standard technology features, too.
According to the Cottonwood area Chevrolet dealer, the 2023 Trailblazer seats five passengers and is offered in four trim levels: LS, LT, Activ, and RS. The LS and LT are powered by a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that generates 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard.
Move up to the Activ and RS, and you’ll get a turbocharged 1.3-liter three-cylinder engine that puts out 155 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant is optional in the LT. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.
With front-wheel drive, the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer gets a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All-wheel-drive models feature a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer gets excellent fuel efficiency for a vehicle in the compact SUV segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Trailblazer with the base engine is 29 mpg city/31 mpg highway.* The upgrade engine checks in with 29 mpg city/33 mpg highway for front-wheel-drive models and 26 mpg city/30 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
Car and Driver gave the 2023 Trailblazer an excellent review, writing: “Subcompact crossovers like the Chevy Trailblazer are the Labrador Retrievers of the car world: ubiquitous, affable members of the family. The Trailblazer is the smaller and more affordable alternative to Chevy’s Blazer, offering a spacious cabin in a package that’s easy to park.”
Standard features for the base Trailblazer LS trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, active noise cancellation, remote keyless entry, and single-zone air conditioning. Also standard is a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, satellite radio, Wi-Fi, and two USB ports (one USB-A and one USB-C).
Advanced safety gear that comes standard includes lane-departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high beams. The standard Teen Driver system allows parents to set the audio volume and speed limit when younger drivers are behind the wheel. Rear-seat alert reminds the driver to check the back seat for children or pets before exiting the vehicle.
The Chevy Trailblazer has one of the larger cargo capacities in its class, with 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 54.4 cubes when the seats are folded. You’ll have plenty of room to carry groceries, cart items from the local home supply store, or stow large items. The front passenger seat can be folded flat, allowing you to carry things like a ladder or lumber. The Trailblazer gets a manual tailgate standard, with an available hands-free power liftgate.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2022 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.